The Guest Curator will assist in creating contemporary art exhibitions that are fun, entertaining and meaningful yet still provide a strong learning environment. Following direction from the Executive Director, the Guest Curator may propose the exhibition themes, storylines, exhibitions titles and individual works of art selected from individual artists, prepare a compelling exhibition statement and sub-statements that are both descriptive and insightful, propose the individual art labels, organize exhibition binders with artist statements and resumes and assist in planning, designing and installing the exhibition. The Guest Curator may, under the direction of the Executive Director, assist in promoting and marketing the exhibition, including the on-line exhibition , as well as selling individual works of art. The Guest Curator may also be asked to lead short gallery talks and discussions. The Guest curators will work approximately 10-20 hours per month, though there is flexibility in this requirement. A commitment of 6 months is expected. Specific duties include, but not limited to, the following:
Prepare approximately 150 word curator’s statement. This is not an artist's statement, but can use artist’s quotes and ideas.
Recommend the Exhibition title that captures the essence of the exhibition.
Prepare a shorter version of the curator's statement for the press release (approximately 50-75 words)
Organize the narrative biography of the artist(s) for the press release
Prepare a narrative biography of the curator for the press release
Write a 1-2 sentence summary of the exhibition for postcard
Make suggestions for art installation and design
Assist with the installation
Put the entire exhibition with images on-line and PayPal (this is done with training and supervision)
Prepare a price list for print-out and distribution.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- Approximately 10-20 hours per month